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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop

FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Toolology: A Tribute to Tool on Feb. 18 with special guests by Spinal Crush and Zen. This is a low dough concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Rock Star: Ultimate Hair Band Tribute Concert, will be Feb. 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a low dough concert.

For tickets to all shows go to, Paradise Express in the Dort Mall (810-743-0330), Strange Daze Tattoos in Davison, High Octane in Fenton or at the club during business hours. Low Dough Shows are always at the door only. Details: 810-715-2650.— G.G.

Country-western fun at Wild Spurs

GRAND BLANC — Wild Spurs, part of The Jewel Entertainment Complex, at 5270 Perry Rd., features live bands Friday and Saturday nights. Friday nights are rock music and Saturday’s are county.

Upcoming bands include: Terrie Lea & The Mustangs on March 5 at 8 p.m. Details: 810-694- 5960 or visit — G.G.

Poetry Under the Stars

FLINT — Poetry Under the Stars at Longway Planetarium, a free event, will take place March 8 and April 12. At both events there will be a Meet the Poets from 6:30-7 p.m. and a reading from 7- 8:30 p.m.

Performing at the March 8 event will be Ibaa Ismail, Jamile Trueba Lawand and University of Michigan-Flint students reading poetry in French and Arabic. The April 12 will soon be announced.

Poetry Under the Stars is brought to you in partnership by University of Michigan-Flint Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Sloan*Longway. Details: 810-237-3400. — G.G.

FOLA speaker series to begin

FLINT — Friends of the Kettering Library and Scharchburg Archives invites all to their next Speaker Series on March 2, from 7-9 p.m. in the Sargent Alumni Lounge at Kettering’s Recreation Center. Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, is an automotive historian and author of a forthcoming centennial history of the Model T Ford. His talk is on Henry Ford: The Road to the Model T. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettering University Library and Scharchburg Archives, Genesee County Historical Society, Sloan Museum, and the Flint Public Library. Visit this event for refreshments and book signing following the presentation. — G.G.

Indoor flea market

SWARTZ CREEK — An indoor flea market returns to Swartz Creek Masonic Temple, 7449 Miller Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30.

The flea market features crafts, bake sale, toys, video games, clothing, knickknacks, kitchenware and more. Vendor space is still available. Cost is $20 for the first table, $15 for each additional table.

For more information or to reserve a spot, e-mail or call Denise at 989-288-0781. — N.B.

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